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Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 (P.S.)

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On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping more than two thousand people. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. As temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, the firestorm knocked down buildings and carried flaming debris high into the sky. Two trains (one with every single car on fire) became the only means of escape. In all, more than four hundred people would die, leading to a revolution in forestry management and the birth of federal agencies that monitor and fight wildfires.

A spellbinding account of danger, devastation, and courage, Under a Flaming Sky reveals the dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the tragedy and brings into focus the ordinary citizens whose lives it irrevocably marked.

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One of North Americas most destructive fires and the amazing true story of how its survivors escaped to change a nation

Synopsis:

In 1894, two fires south of Hinckley, Minnesota, combined to create one of the deadliest and most destructive fires in history. Brown weaves together the amazing true story of how the survivors escaped to change a nation.

About the Author

Daniel James Brown has taught writing at San Jose State and Stanford universities, and he lives with his family near Redmond, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061236259
Author:
Brown, Daniel James
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Daniel James Brown
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.94x5.56x.76 in. .58 lbs.

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